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Tides Top 10 Teaser

They are Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking initiatives. They inspire people to take action, to think in new ways and to make the world a better place. They are Tides Canada’s Top 10.

It’s that time of year again, and Tides Canada staff, partners and experts are working to identify 10 Canadian initiatives that demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision and real-world impact in addressing environmental and social problems. Find out more about who has been a Tides Top 10 in the past and why here.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2011 Tides Top 10 on December 6th by following @TidesCanada on Twitter!

Community stories share local food successes in northern Manitoba

928 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Manitoba lies Barren Lands First Nation and Brochet. Facing high food costs, the community of just over 600 people expanded on an already existing interest in gardening by building a 14 x 20-foot greenhouse in 2013 in coordination with their local health centre and the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC). This is only one of many inspiring examples from the NMFCCC 2016 Community Stories booklet, which shares learnings from 18 communities.

Why freshwater matters: Our Living Waters and MEC

Our Living Waters (OLW) is a national water network that recognizes that achieving freshwater conservation requires the organization and alignment of diverse groups addressing freshwater issues. Outdoor retailer MEC is one organization deeply involved with OLW. We interviewed Meriko Kubota, MEC’s Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Investment, to find out why freshwater is important in Canada and to MEC and its members.

Start your next meaningful relationship with our spectacular, natural backyard

What does conservation mean to you? Give Green Canada, a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform, and the Stewardship Centre for BC (SCBC) have come together with “Celebrating Stewardship Legacies”, a campaign to celebrate individuals who are working hard every day to help protect our land and water as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.